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Aquaponics Conference

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Aquaponics Conference

Time: September 16, 2011 at 9am to September 18, 2011 at 12pm
Location: Holiday Inn, Orlando, Florida -
Street: 1805 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
City/Town: Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Website or Map: http://aquaponicsassociation.…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: The Aquaponic Source, Green Acre Organics and This Community
Latest Activity: Nov 22, 2015

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Event Description

Click here to see the website for more details!

Current tentative details about the event are as follows: 


  • Tours of local aquaponics gardens and farms from 11 - 4 pm (looking for a ride? want to share a car rental? click here to find a carpool buddy)
  • Aquaponics Basics session - 4 - 6 pm
  • Poolside Meet and Greet - 6 - 8 pm 



  • 8:30 - 9:00 Conference Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:00 Opening remarks (Sylvia Bernstein of The Aquaponic Source)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 “Aquaponics and Integrated Approaches to Energy, Food & Waste" (Charlie Price of Aquaponics UK)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion - "The Future of Aquaponics" (Gina  Cavaliero of Green Acre Organics)
  • Luncheon keynote - Susanne Friend of Friendly Aquaponics
  • Workshops all afternoon with three focuses: commercial, community and home/backyard
  • 6:30 - Dinner - Murray Hallam keynote, Auction, have fun!
  • Post dinner Aquaponic Gardening Book release party 

SUNDAY (end at noon)

  • 8:30 - 10 - Murray Hallam workshop - “Morning with Murray”
  • 10 - 12 - Meeting to create the Aquaponics Association


  • $275 
  • $200 for a second person from the same household 
  • Fee includes food at Friday Meet and Greet, the Keynote Luncheon and Dinner on Saturday, hotel conference facilities, and some speaker expenses
  • does not include hotel room, transportation, breakfasts or alcohol

Looking for a roommate to share hotel expenses with?  

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Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on September 11, 2011 at 7:07am

If you haven't selected your Saturday evening entree yet please do so by 6:00 EST Sunday night here -

We now have 236 people coming to the conference, and only 5 days to go!!

Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on September 11, 2011 at 7:06am
Sorry TC...just seeing your question now.  Melissa Rasmussen, who will talk about her work in Ghana, and the other is Franz Schreier who will reveal his new carbon-negative solar greenhouse design.  Pretty cool stuff!
Comment by TCLynx on September 6, 2011 at 1:04pm

woo hoo.

So who are the new speakers?  Is one of them the Disney one?

and who is the other?

Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on September 6, 2011 at 10:12am
Just updated the Saturday afternoon schedule -  Two new speakers!  And just had a guy from Iceland register...too cool!
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on August 31, 2011 at 4:10pm
We just went over 200 registrants!  Some new speaker announcements coming tomorrow.  It just keeps getting bigger and better...woot!
Comment by Gina Cavaliero on August 20, 2011 at 11:32pm
Oops, I got the count wrong.  Its almost 150 now!
Comment by Gina Cavaliero on August 20, 2011 at 11:29pm
With still 4 weeks to go, almost 140 people will be joining us next month to celebrate and learn about aquaponics.  It is even shaping up to be quite the international event with attendees from Germany, Australia, Iran, Trinidad, the Bahamas, Canada, and Japan!  Join us for what's shaping up to be the largest gathering of aquaponic enthusiasts in the Northern Hemisphere!  Woohoo!
Sylvia BernsteinComment by Sylvia Bernstein on Thursday
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on August 18, 2011 at 11:30am

Just discovered that the hotel link in here was wrong!  If you have reservations at, you need to change to

Sorry for the confusion!

Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on August 17, 2011 at 6:15am

We now have 131 people registered for the conference!

Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on August 8, 2011 at 11:37am
Just created a page for finding a roommate to share hotel expenses at the conference -

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